Remember, Remember the 5th of November

By Will West|1st November 2017

DCS sponsor fireworks in Thorp Arch

Gunpowder Treason and Plot
We see no reason
Why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!

Well apparently Thorp Arch forgot the date!

Last weekend I had the pleasure of running the Pyrotechnics (for the fourth year running!) at Thorp Arch’s Bonfire Night. Between cups of tea, and hanging off the back of a Land Rover, over 88kg of fireworks were set up, wired up, and carried (by hand) to the launch site. The ground site was prepped, the firing order finalised and timings established.  A full days’ worth of work has gone into the preparation of the display.

The display went off just after dark, with an early crescendo and plenty of Ooooh’s and Ahhhh’s:

The event was a huge success with money being raised for Martin House and Next Years Display.

DCS was kind enough to support the Local Firework Display, and I can only hope for a bigger, better and less windy display next year!